THIRD-ROUND RESULTS 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Central N.E. semifinals round action this Thursday night at Lowell Auditorium LOWELL, Mass. (January 20, 2018) - The 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championships continued last night with Central New England (Greater Lowell) novice and open class action at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Novice quarterfinals and semifinals matches were held last night, as well as preliminary bouts in the open division. The female championship bout in the middleweight class was also held last night, in which Amesbury's (MA) Jessica McFadden edged Brookline's Samantha Surface, 3-2. The Fight of the Night was an open-class welterweight showdown between Salem's (MA) Charlie Espinal and Amesbury's Kenny Lawson, which Espinal won by a score of 5-0. "It was a good night," New England Golden Gloves Executive Director Bobby Russo said. "Good weather helped draw a big crowd, the largest of the season so far. There were a lot of good matches, some open division to go along with the novices. The Espinal-Larson match was the best of the night, a war from start to finish. It was the type fight you didn't want either fighter to lose. Espinal had a little better boxing and experience that carried him to victory." The action switches to Thursday evening (Jan. 19) next week at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with more novice and open class matches. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night's complete results. Season tickets for the remaining seven events are still available and reasonably priced at $75.00 (general admission). To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.lowellauditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase, starting at $13.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required). Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (starting May 14, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes. OFFICIAL RESULTS NOVICE (Feb. 19, 2018) LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.) Shane Jordan, Brockton, MA / Everybody Fights DEC (5-0) Michael Correa, Manchester, NH / Manchester Pal LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.) Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / Upperkuts DEC (5-0) Robert Tomczyk, Sterling, MA / Palladin Martial Arts WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.) Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing DEC (4-1) Konstantinos Papatsas, Waltham / Nontntum Boxing FEMALE MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.) Jessica McFadden, Amesbury, MA / Union Street DEC (3-2) Samantha Surface, Brookline, Ma / Everybody Fights (CNE championship final) MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.) Mohammed Ibrahim, Boston, MA / unattached DEC (5-0) Jose DaCosta, Clinton, MA / Paladin OPEN LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.) - Semifinals Jonathan DePina, Dorchester, MA / Everybody Fights ESC1 (1:42) Emmanual Antonetty, Lowell, MA / Lowell West End Clay Scata, Framingham, MA / Nonantun Boxing Club DEC (5-0) David Semprit, Lowell, MA / Intenze 978 WELTERWEIGHTS (152 lbs.) Peter Maher, Arlington, MA / Somerville Boxing Club DEC (5-0) Matt Difraia, Melrose, MA / Firicano Noxing Charlie Espinal, Salem, MA / Private Jewels Boxing DEC (5-0) Kenny Larson, Amesbury, MA /Haverhill Downtown Boxing MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 LBS.) Yamarco Guzman, Methuen, MA / Canal Street Boxing RSC1 (2:35) Kevin Lewis, Framingham, MA / Bancroft Boxing Henry Gedney, Gloucester, MA / Gloucester Boxing Club DEC (5-0) Julien Baptiste, Lowell, MA / Lowell Boxing Club
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72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule: (Lowell Memorial Auditorium - 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout) Central New England (Greater Lowell) Semifinals: - Thursday, Jan. 25 Championship Finals - Thursday, Feb. 1 New England Tournament of Champions Novice Class Semifinals - Thursday, Feb. 8 Novice Class Championship Finals - Thursday, Feb. 15 Open Class Semifinals - Wednesday, Feb. 21 Open Class Championship Finals - Thursday, Feb. 22 INFORMATION: Tournament Executive Director: Bobby Russo Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho Chief of Officials: Lauri Purcell Ring Announcer: John Vena Venue: Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA Website: www.lowellgoldengloves.com, www.lowellauditorium.com Twitter: @LowellGloves ABOUT LOWELL SUN CHARITIES: Established in 1947, Lowell Sun Charities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for children, families, and the community, offering programs that promote respect and dignity. Rooted in a tradition of care and compassion, Lowell Sun Charities was originally founded to respond to the ever-increasing challenges of the community. 2018 marks the 72nd year the Golden Gloves have been held in the great city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell Sun Charities is a community program that not only makes champions in the ring but also makes champions in life. Every year these young athletes devote themselves to a sport which teaches discipline, respect, and clean lifestyle for a chance to win a prestigious Golden Gloves Championship.